Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

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17 April 2013

A former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court shares his views on the death penalty in an interview with Amnesty International.

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16 April 2013

Chinese lawyer Teng Biao talks about the death penalty in the Asian giant -- the country that in 2012 executed more people than the rest of the world put together.

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15 March 2013

Indonesia carried out its first execution in four years and promises to put a further nine people to death in 2013.

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15 February 2013

The Bangladesh government must not let a proposed new legal amendment lead to a push for death sentences for those convicted in its ongoing war crimes tribunal.

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23 January 2013

A Chinese woman who beat her husband to death with a gun after suffering months of domestic violence should not be executed.

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09 January 2013

A Sri Lankan domestic worker has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed while still a child.

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21 December 2012

Taiwan’s execution of six people on Friday makes a mockery of the authorities’ stated commitment to abolish the death penalty.

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07 December 2012

Taiwan must not succumb to public pressure and revert to using the death penalty, Amnesty International said as it urged an immediate moratorium on capital punishment.

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21 November 2012

The execution of Ajmal Kasab for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks undoes much of the progress India has made over the death penalty.

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15 November 2012

Pakistan’s first execution in four years is a blow to the country’s progress away from using the death penalty.

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27 September 2012

Fears of a new wave of executions in Japan increased after two death row inmates were hanged on Thursday, one the first woman to be executed in more than 15 years.

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27 June 2012

Pakistan’s flip-flop over a decision to commute Indian national Sarabjit Singh’s capital sentence to a life term is a cruel blow to him and his family.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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09 May 2012

Yong Vui Kong, who was 19 when he was first arrested for possessing 47g of heroin in 2007, faces imminent execution.

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29 March 2012

Japan has hanged three men in the country's first executions in almost two years, joining the minority of countries worldwide that are still executing.

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27 March 2012

After four decades awaiting execution, a recent court development offers hope of retrial for death row prisoner Masaru Okunishi.

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14 February 2012

Some 21 North Koreans in China face expulsion to North Korea after being caught illegally in the country.

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05 January 2012

The Mongolian parliament overwhelmingly approves a bill that aims to scrap the death penalty.

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06 December 2011

A hardline group of Asian countries are defying the global trend against the death penalty and putting to death thousands of people after unfair trials.

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21 September 2011

Death row prisoner Troy Davis has been executed in the state of Georgia despite serious doubts surrounding his conviction

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